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0008138 [DCSS] Patches minor have not tried 2014-02-11 17:49 2014-02-11 20:46
Reporter chris View Status public  
Assigned To sgrunt
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.14 ancient branch
Summary 0008138: Monster speed
Description Aim: Drastically reduce amount of monsters with speed 9 or 11

Due to the "monster speed" vs. "player delay" inconsistencies, speed 11 doesn't matter at all in practice. Some monsters currently on 11 were upgraded to 12, others down to 10 based on my personal experience and preference.

As for why I dislike monster speed 9: it's functionally equivalent to speed 8 (i.e. normal speed characters can kite the thing in question endlessly) but at least makes this not take as long. I don't find the possibility of kiting adds anything to the monster experience, so they were upgraded to speed 10 (smoke demon and starspawn).

Speed 11 on the other hand is very rarely noticed as it's almost 10 except not really. To further define certain monsters, speed 12 works better, and for all the other ones speed 10 is just as good. The balance implications, if any, are minor to nonexistent around the areas where one usually meets the affected monsters.

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speed11.patch
 * Change azure jelly speed to 12 (was: 11)
 * Change balrug speed to 12 (was: 11)
 * Change speed of some '2' tier demons to 10 (was: 11)
 * Change crab monster speed to 10 (was: 11)
 * Change eidolon speed to 10 (was: 11)
 * Change swamp drake speed to 10 (was: 11)
 * Change chaos spawn speed to 10 (was: 11)

speed9.patch
 * Speed 10 for smoke demons (was: 9)
 * Speed 10 for tentacled starspawns (was: 9)
Additional Information
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Attached Files ? file icon speed11.patch [^] (7,630 bytes) 2014-02-11 17:49 [Show Content]
? file icon speed9.patch [^] (1,687 bytes) 2014-02-11 17:50 [Show Content]

- Relationships
related to 0007396closed Monster speed 

-  Notes
(0025286)
sgrunt (administrator)
2014-02-11 20:41

Done in 0.14-a0-2575-gbb5a145.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-02-11 17:49 chris New Issue
2014-02-11 17:49 chris File Added: speed11.patch
2014-02-11 17:50 chris File Added: speed9.patch
2014-02-11 20:40 sgrunt Relationship added related to 0007396
2014-02-11 20:41 sgrunt Note Added: 0025286
2014-02-11 20:41 sgrunt Assigned To => sgrunt
2014-02-11 20:41 sgrunt Status new => resolved
2014-02-11 20:41 sgrunt Resolution open => done
2014-02-11 20:41 sgrunt Fixed in Branch => 0.14 development branch
2014-02-11 20:46 chris Status resolved => closed


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